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I recently learned that there is no ‘c’ in the Icelandic language, which means I could never say my favourite swear word. The sound of laughter drifted up from the street below, making me feel ve...


January 11, 2021

Buff that out

The new coffeemaker arrived, works great. It’s got functions and fashions that don’t need, or appreciate and will never use. Such is life. I’m not going to set a timer. I don’t know when I will b...


January 10, 2021

Appaloosa meditation

An old man loses his horse before coming to a mountain pass. He decides to continue on foot. Horses come and go. You can’t lose focus on your goal. He’ll get a new horse later on, further on. St...


December 26, 2020

Notes from the notebook

The most important conversation is the one I have with myself every morning. “Good morning”, I say. “What am I going to do today?” Mr Sake said, “I knew you’d call.” And then invited me over the ...


October 05, 2020

Oxygen

The doctors and nurses stroll out and line up in front of a microphone with Walter Reed Hospital as a backdrop. The doctors and nurses are all in white lab coats over green or blue scrubs. The ho...


September 30, 2020

end of sept

After a summer spent perfecting my impression of a giant land salmon, and pondering the significance of truth, beauty and wisdom out by the pool, I sit here now like Muammar Gaddafi, the once bro...


I sit around the Fortress of Chuckles, sipping a beer and listening to Doffen Dave (on Zoom) talk about the business that could have been but was lost mostly due to the fact that no one was very ...


August 31, 2020

Jumping strays

I have a little note keeping app on my phone. Who doesn’t? And I like to capture stray thoughts as they linger and I lounge around in bed or by the pool, sometimes out for a stroll. Sometimes I r...


If they ever name a street after me it’ll have to be either one way or a dead end. I live next to a police officer and he lives next to a parole officer. That makes me either a criminal, or the M...


August 25, 2020

the Pizzalater

I spend another weekend riding on the No Drama Llama, the Keep Cool Mule, no problem for an old Rodeo Clown like me, floating around in the pool on the No Fail Whale with a vodka drink nearby, I...


I order online and then go up to High St and picked up some essential oils, in this case they are a small bottle of 100%CBD oil and one of 50/50 mix of THC/CBD. I like oils. I like them a lot. Th...


August 20, 2020

troll treats

I tend to overdue it. Somedays more than others. I’m not going to write about that again. Clean up your act or just accept what you are. I can accept who I am. I am a reluctant member of society...


August 19, 2020

Snakes on the plain

I hate it when people tell me to stay safe. “Stay silly”, I want to say back. Filtration Nation — a good name for a water store I’m wasting my time. I stepped back from the stuff that I usual...


August 18, 2020

bubbling grey

Anyone who trips on the sidewalk can be a comic genius. Most of us miss this opportunity. Crustacean nation! A good name for a seafood place. Deception by omission is like aggression by passi...


July 12, 2020

Dog days

My mind is a little foggy, but the sky is cloudless, bird egg blue. If you sit and listen as I sometimes often do, the crow’s (or raven’s, I’m not really a bird expert) kaw kaw is always present...


1. For the reno, I take out the old countertop and sink from the accessory kitchen and put them in the back corner of our yard where I build up my junk that has to go to the dump. “You’re throwi...


Last week when I was working on the shed roof, a red fox ran through the backyard, middle of the afternoon. I’ve seen foxes in the neighbourhood for the past five years or so. I was sitting at th...


March 09, 2020

time for a change

Time changes always throw me a little out of whack, like living in a false reality, in a parallel universe, under an assumed name, in the witness protection program, with a new dog and a compact ...


September 29, 2019

Riding on the Burrito Donkey

There’s this facebook page that I sometimes go to. It’s called “you know you’re from (this stinking town)…”It a place for the old timers to post things for trips down memory lane together. It is ...


September 20, 2019

Captured bits

I read somewhere that it takes 17 days to form a habit. I also heard 21. Personally I don’t think it’s that easy. But it is not difficult either. You just want to have to do it, whatever it is. :...


The John Sandford early books are darker. Lucus was pretty much a vigilante, a womanizer and a poetry reader. (We like that dualism). The last book Neon Prey was more comical and had touches of E...


Before I go to the airport, I thought I would post these here. I’ve been cleaning up my files as I am never as organized as right before and right after a holiday. They are left over bits from la...


September 01, 2019

Leftover bits

I am never as organized as just before I leave on holiday and just after I get back. These are the times that I am ruthless with my time. There is a lesson to be learned in this. : I spend my tim...


I like to change the words in songs I know well. Just little things like changing I to he or she depending on who is singing. It’s juvenile, but it gives me a laugh. … There is not standardizati...


August 10, 2019

Fool’s gold

In Canada the fact that we have legalized weed and illegalized weapons is most evident when you watch downtrodden, somewhat lost but over-confident Canadians struggling to get by as featured extr...


Book Description

During the day, when a thought comes to me I write it down so I can maybe think about it later.
Sometimes, I will expand on that captured thought.
Sometimes, it will end up here, like a little orphan.